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Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

I'm not sure if I'm going to breastfeed or not yet... if I decide to bottle feed, what supplies should I buy?

Re: I'm not sure if I'm going to breastfeed or not yet... if I decide to bottle feed, what supplies should I buy?

The Bump Expert

Actually, even if you do decide to breastfeed, keep bottles and nipples on hand for pumping. This will give your partner a chance to feed and bond with the baby, and enable you to take a break if necessary. (Items with a * are must-haves.)

[   ] 10-16 bottles and nipples, both four and eight ounce (if fed strictly by the bottle, baby will go through about ten in the four ounce size per day)*

[   ] Liners, for disposable bottles

[   ] Bottle warmer (cuts down on nighttime trips to and from the kitchen)

[   ] Bottle sterilizer (if your dishwasher doesn’t have one)

[   ] Bottle brush

[   ] Dishwasher basket for small items

[   ] 4-8 bibs

[   ] Burp cloths (or cloth diapers)*

[   ] High chair

[  ] 2-4 pacifiers

[   ] Formula (if not nursing)*

For nursing moms:

[   ] 1-3 nursing bras (Breasts swell following birth, so start with one size larger than your maternity bra. Wait until size settles down -- about twoweeks after birth -- to purchase additional bras.)

[   ] Nursing pads

[   ] Nipple cream

[ ]   Nursing pillow

[   ] Pump (even if you plan only to nurse, a pump will allow you to leave milk for baby if you want or need to separate)*

[   ] Milk storage bags*

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

What are liners for disposable bottles? Confused.

Kuraks10 |

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For example: Playtex Drop-Ins...check target.com or babiesrus.com for a better idea.

MeggieLou2 |

Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

As far as nursing bras, I so often read about breasts gaing a cup size while breastfeeding. Well, no one told me this means "at least" one size. I went from a C cup to an H cup when my milk came in after my first and back down to a DD after I had been nursing fo a while. Same with my second and back to a C after I had stopped nursing for several months. Now that I'm pregnant with my third, seven years after my second, I've gone from a C to an E and the baby hasn't even been born yet! I dread what size I'll be in when my milk comes in but I've already bought a few H bras just to be better prepared. I would get a couple of cheap big bras just to be prepared because even if the'yre not nursing bras they will offer some support which you will need if yours get that big. Trust me, if they're that big you do not want to go braless and nursing bras in such large sizes usually have to be ordered.

flamom92 |

Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

@ flamom92 may I ask where you found the bra in a size H. Do they have a larger size there? I was an H pre-pregnancy so I am concerned about growth and bras.

c1th5r9n5 |

Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

breastfeed

Stewart88 |

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yes

turnipp |

Q&A: Feeding supplies for a newborn?

c1th5r9n5 - try www.herroom.com They have a large variety of sizes!

RachaelS87 |